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Benjamin Franklin: 10 great quotes on his birthday

As Benjamin Franklin's birthday is celebrated on Jan. 17, here are some of the best quotes from the pithy revolutionary, scientist, and writer.

- Molly Driscoll, Monitor contributor

2. Staying calm

"Anger is never without Reason, but seldom with a good One."


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